Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

This course covers the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking. In addition, we will look at the basics of Dutch grammar and Dutch vocabulary.

COVID-19: As long as the measures against the coronavirus are still in place, we will continue to host our classes in virtual classrooms. For the courses that start in the week of 20 April, we offer a free flexible booking policy.


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Starting from 21 April 2020

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About the Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners) course

Dutch beginner course for Germaner speakers

The following themes will be used:

  • getting to know each other
  • on the road / going out
  • making a date
  • relatives
  • parties
  • going shopping
  • living accommodation,
  • work / leisure time
  • visiting the doctor
  • asking for information

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Learning goals

This Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level A2 in a short period of time.

Participants can understand the most important aspects of clear standard texts on subjects that they frequently come across at work, at school or during their leisure time. They can deal with most situations that can arise while travelling in areas where Dutch is spoken. They can produce simple texts on subjects that are familiar or that are of interest to them. They can describe experiences and occurrences, dreams, expectations and ambitions, and they can briefly explain their opinions and intentions.

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Different competences will be discussed during the classes. Assignments will be made in class, in groups, pairs or individually. More information about the course programme, homework and suggestions for additional online exercises will be published on the electronic learning environment.

In this course we use the book De opmaat. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.

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Time Investment

This Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners) course consists of 17 sessions of 1 hour 75 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 30 hours.

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  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • In this course we use the book De opmaat. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Participants should attend at least 80% of the meetings. Please note that this is a fast course, especially suitable for German speakers. There will be no final test.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2020
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    Tuesday28 April 202018:0019:45
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    Thursday28 May 202018:0019:45
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    Thursday11 June 202018:0019:45
    Tuesday16 June 202018:0019:45
    Thursday18 June 202018:0019:45
    Tuesday23 June 202018:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 7 September 2020
    Monday7 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday9 September 202020:0021:45
    Monday14 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday16 September 202020:0021:45
    Monday21 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday23 September 202020:0021:45
    Monday28 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday30 September 202020:0021:45
    Monday5 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday7 October 202020:0021:45
    Monday12 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday14 October 202020:0021:45
    Monday19 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday21 October 202020:0021:45
    Monday26 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday28 October 202020:0021:45
    Monday2 November 202020:0021:45

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